Per my weekly routine, I went to the Nashua Artist's Breakfast Club on Wednesday, when what to my wondering eyes should appear, but members of the Chelmsford Art Society preparing still life set-ups using vegetables instead of bowls, pots, crystal or whatever. Peggy J is a stalwart and energetic member of CAS and has already been to Trader Joes and purchased an ample supply of vegetables (well, two cabbages) and flowers and greenery.
Turns out she's a pro at delegating, too.
Mark F (at right above) tackled the Green Cabbage with a pair of scissors. The hole was a wee bit shallow, but foliage would soon cover that.
Paula M (who confessed to years as a flower arranger for a garden club) bravely attacked the red cabbage with a lettuce knife, made a hole big enough for a free water cup from the B&N cafe, and went to town.
She had her own ideas about color and composition and was selective about who she listened to!
After the "vases" were made and one arrangement done, Peggy cleaned up the fringey fronds. I had been enjoying the aroma of a feathery dill and modernistic eucalyptus. I don't think the cafe staff even had to get out their mops!
A job well done! Head over to CAS' Facebook page to see some of the results.